Evaluation of healthcare costs and utilization for patients with gout: a population-based matched cohort study.

@article{Lee2018EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of healthcare costs and utilization for patients with gout: a population-based matched cohort study.},
  author={Yi-Yun Lee and Chao Hsiun Tang and Jin-hua Chen and Li-Na Kuo and Yu Ko},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2018},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={735-740}
}
OBJECTIVES To better understand the economic burden of gout patients in Taiwan, a nationwide retrospective study was conducted to compare the healthcare costs and utilization between gout and gout-free patients. METHODS The Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) 2010 was used to identify gout cases and matched gout-free controls. Gout cases were… CONTINUE READING